World Series Game 4: Adolis Garcia is OUT for the Rangers after leaving Game 3 vs. Diamondbacks with left side tightness... as 'Ezequiel Duran returns to the playoff roster for Texas'

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By Reuters

Published: 17:30 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 19:33 EDT, 31 October 2023

Texas Rangers slugger Adolis Garcia has a mean oblique strain and he, on pinch starting pitcher Max Scherzer, will miss nan remainder of nan World Series against nan Arizona Diamondbacks.

Garcia near nan Rangers' Game 3 triumph successful nan eighth inning aft experiencing broadside tightness pursuing a swing. He underwent imaging connected his torso earlier Game 4, allowing nan squad to diagnose nan strain.

Rangers head Bruce Bochy told reporters Garcia tried to return immoderate swings and was "on nan array getting further evaluation" pinch little than 3 hours earlier first pitch.

An hr earlier Game 4, Texas decided to switch some Garcia and Scherzer, who suffered backmost spasms during his commencement Monday, for nan remainder of nan series.

Garcia will beryllium replaced by infielder/outfielder Ezequiel Duran and Scherzer will beryllium replaced by left-handed pitcher Brock Burke.

A trainer useful pinch Rangers correct fielder Adolis Garcia, who suffered an oblique strain

Max Scherzer will besides miss nan remainder of nan World Series aft hurting his backmost Monday

Duran had been near disconnected nan World Series roster contempt a coagulated regular season.

The 24-year-old infielder slashed /276/.324/.443 while hitting 14 location runs and 22 doubles successful 2023.

In accordance pinch MLB rules, some Garcia and Scherzer will beryllium ineligible to return for nan remainder of nan World Series.

For Tuesday, Travis Jankowski drew nan commencement successful correct section successful Garcia's spot and will bat ninth. Designated hitter Mitch Garver moved up from nan 5th spot successful nan lineup to nan third.

Garcia (53) reacts aft after suffering an wounded successful nan eighth inning successful Game 3

Garcia deed nan game-winning location tally successful nan 11th inning of Game 1. He had already group nan grounds for astir RBIs successful a azygous postseason (22).

Scherzer near his Game 3 commencement pinch what nan Rangers called backmost tightness. He said aft nan crippled his backmost "went into afloat spasm."

Scherzer, a waste and acquisition deadline acquisition from nan New York Mets, would person been successful statement to commencement a imaginable Game 7 if healthy.

Texas leads nan bid 2-1.

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